For the first time after a long and complicated wrist injury, Stefan Bradl swung his legs on a race bike this week in Malaysia.
More than four months have been passed since the momentous fall in Portugal. In this crash, the scaphone ligament got badly damaged. Stefan Bradl had to undergo surgery two times and a nerve-stretching break. Since just December he could start with a reduced training programme. On the occasion of a three-day test in Malaysia, the 28-year-old German rider took part in the role as a test rider for Honda.
#6 Stefan BRADL:
“I’m very relieved because my comeback after the four months break due to the injury went consistently positive. Of course, the condition of my wrist and my fitness are far off 100 percent, but I was able to ride the bike fast according to the circumstances. Therefore, the focus for this test was first of all to check my health and to get used to the Honda MotoGP bike again because since the last time I rode this machine back in November 2014 in Valencia, a lot has changed. But I already can say that it delivers lots of fun. The condition of the right hand, however, is as expected. It is not better but also not worse. After three days riding in Sepang at this demanding circuit, of course, loads are obviously to feel but I’m happy that I took advantage of this opportunity and came to Malaysia. In any case, it is definitely good that I’m able to ride again. Unfortunately, that the last day came to a prematurely end due to the rain shower after lunch time because I would have liked to do some more runs.”